The blog, posts and ramblings of Alex McFadyen (a_c_m)

Latest

Jul
15
Scaling is hard

Scaling is hard

Money makes the world go round, and money maths and flow drive more than we realize. Two posts, 10 years apart, shine a light on why scaling is hard.
3 min read
May
21
What makes something better is connection

What makes something better is connection

Does a quote about mental health apply to problem-solving?
2 min read
May
12
Mental Commuting

Mental Commuting

How do you separate your work brain from your home brain?
3 min read
May
05
Microdosing wellness?

Microdosing wellness?

Can we microdose our way to better days and meetings? Not with psilocybin, but with five minutes of rest?
2 min read
Apr
27
Hate cookie banners? Want more privacy? Me too!

Hate cookie banners? Want more privacy? Me too!

Metrics without cookies is possible (and easy), trends and targeting can be done with privacy in mind. So let's do it.
6 min read
Apr
23
API testing in the browser?

API testing in the browser?

With Cypress.io you /CAN/ test APIs via the browser, but it's not great - we made it better.
4 min read
Apr
20
How do you structure status update meetings / emails?

How do you structure status update meetings / emails?

With so much detail and so many moving parts, it can be hard to get the balance right between high
1 min read
Apr
06
Hello 👻 World

Hello 👻 World

8 years ago I started blogging on Tumblr - Today I moved to Ghost.
3 min read
Mar
18
Next Gen Note-taking / PKM

Next Gen Note-taking / PKM

I've found Obsidian.md and it seems like a really great way to maintain a 2nd brain.
1 min read
Mar
11
#NoEstimates?

#NoEstimates?

Some people think you don't need to estimate software development work. I am not so sure.
6 min read